Downloads:

2,008

Downloads of v 6.0.4:

65

Last Update:

5/7/2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation

Tags:

virtualbox tools virtualization vm guest

Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install)

This is not the latest version of Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) available.

6.0.4 | Updated: 5/7/2019

Downloads:

2,008

Downloads of v 6.0.4:

65

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation

Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.4

This is not the latest version of Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) available.

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To install Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install
    state: present
    version: 6.0.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.0.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install,
    Version: 6.0.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install
{
   Name     = 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.0.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.0.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install version="6.0.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 5/8/2019.

Description

NOTE: This package should be installed inside your guest Windows VM and is useful for automating the building of Virtualbox VM's. It is not meant to be installed on the host.

The Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

The Guest Additions offer the following features:

  • Mouse pointer integration. To overcome the limitations for mouse support described in Section 1.9.2, “Capturing and Releasing Keyboard and Mouse”, this feature provides you with seamless mouse support. You will only have one mouse pointer and pressing the Host key is no longer required to "free" the mouse from being captured by the guest OS.
  • Shared folders. These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest. Much like ordinary Windows network shares, you can tell Oracle VM VirtualBox to treat a certain host directory as a shared folder, and Oracle VM VirtualBox will make it available to the guest operating system as a network share, irrespective of whether guest actually has a network.
  • Better video support. While the virtual graphics card which Oracle VM VirtualBox emulates for any guest operating system provides all the basic features, the custom video drivers that are installed with the Guest Additions provide you with extra high and non-standard video modes, as well as accelerated video performance.
    In addition, with Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris guests, you can resize the virtual machine's window if the Guest Additions are installed. The video resolution in the guest will be automatically adjusted, as if you had manually entered an arbitrary resolution in the guest's Display settings.
  • Seamless windows. With this feature, the individual windows that are displayed on the desktop of the virtual machine can be mapped on the host's desktop, as if the underlying application was actually running on the host.
  • Generic host/guest communication channels. The Guest Additions enable you to control and monitor guest execution. The "guest properties" provide a generic string-based mechanism to exchange data bits between a guest and a host, some of which have special meanings for controlling and monitoring the guest.
  • Time synchronization. With the Guest Additions installed, Oracle VM VirtualBox can ensure that the guest's system time is better synchronized with that of the host.
  • Shared clipboard. With the Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of the guest operating system can optionally be shared with your host operating system.
  • Automated logins. Also called credentials passing.

Each version of Oracle VM VirtualBox, even minor releases, ship with their own version of the Guest Additions. While the interfaces through which the Oracle VM VirtualBox core communicates with the Guest Additions are kept stable so that Guest Additions already installed in a VM should continue to work when Oracle VM VirtualBox is upgraded on the host, for best results, it is recommended to keep the Guest Additions at the same version.

The Windows and Linux Guest Additions therefore check automatically whether they have to be updated. If the host is running a newer Oracle VM VirtualBox version than the Guest Additions, a notification with further instructions is displayed in the guest.

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$i = 0
do {
    $tempPath = Join-Path -Path $env:TEMP -ChildPath ([System.Guid]::NewGuid().ToString())
    $i++
} while ((Test-Path -Path $tempPath) -and ($i -lt 100))

# check we've not hit the count limit
if ($i -ge 100) {
  Write-Error "We couldn't find a temp folder name to create! (count: $i)"
}

# Create the folder
$null = New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $tempPath

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileFullPath   = Join-Path -Path $tempPath -ChildPath 'vboxadditions.iso'
  destination    = Join-Path -Path $tempPath -ChildPath 'extracted'
  fileType       = 'ZIP'
  url            = 'https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.4/VBoxGuestAdditions_6.0.4.iso'
  checksum       = '749b0c76aa6b588e3310d718fc90ea472fdc0b7c8953f7419c20be7e7fa6584a'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
}

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

$binX86Filename = 'VBoxWindowsAdditions-x86.exe'
$binX64Filename = 'VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64.exe'
$installArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType = 'EXE'
  file = Join-Path -Path $packageArgs.destination -ChildPath $binX86Filename
  file64 = Join-Path -Path $packageArgs.destination -ChildPath $binX64Filename
  silentArgs = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

$ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
$ahkFile = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath "install.ahk"
Write-Verbose "Running AutoHotkey install script $ahkFile"
$ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe -ArgumentList $ahkFile -PassThru
Write-Debug "$ahkExe Start Time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$($ahkProc.Id)"

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installArgs
tools\install.ahk
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
#NoTrayIcon
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetTitleMatchMode, 1
SetControlDelay -1

winTitle = Windows Security

; Welcome window
WinWait, %winTitle%, You should only install driver software from publishers you trust,, 120
if (Errorlevel) 
{
    Exit 1
}
WinActivate
SendInput !a !i
;ControlClick, &Install, %winTitle%

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.12 581 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.10 377 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.8 319 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.6 107 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.0.4 65 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
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